Why do people do geneology? Is it a religious thing or just a hobby?
If by geneology you mean a family tree or something like that, I've never heard of it being religious, I would say it's more of people being curious about their family history.
Speaking for myself, it's just a hobby, and I imagine that this is the case for the majority of family historians. However, our hobby is made easier thanks to the Church of Latter Day Saints, for whom genealogy is a question of religion. I don't fully understand what the purpose is, but it is something along the lines of having dead ancestors received into their Church (I know that's not accurate!). Through researching their ancestors they have built up an impressive library of records, which the rest of us can now access.
People do geneology research out of a curiosity about their past in most cases. I have never heard of it being done for religious purposes unless it just happens to turn out that way. Greg
Curiosity about what made our family what it is. Not religious at all.
Its fascinating to find out about your ancestors, what they did, who they were, how many times they were married, how many kids. where they lived. sigh.
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